Hedge Lion

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Discover your inner-roar with Ida, and your inner kindness with Hedge Lion!

Ida sees Hedge Lion every day on her walk around town. Hedge Lion wants everyone to think he’s a hedge. Nobody’s scared of hedges. But Ida is brave, she notices things that other people don’t, and she’s not fooled. She knows Hedge Lion is a lion, she just needs to help him find his roar. Along the way, Ida learns to be patient and kind, and Hedge Lion learns to be brave and confident.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-03-07
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002150, JUV039060, JUV039140
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Robyn Wilson-Owen

Robyn Wilson-Owen graduated from Cambridge, UK with a Masters of Arts in Children's Book Illustration in 2019 with distinction. Having previously trained in theatre design before turning her hand to children's book illustration. Her work has been shortlisted for the Batsford prize and the Searle award for creativity.


  • Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices, Winner, 2024



“The intricately detailed pen-and-ink drawings highlight the gentle story and call for study.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Wilson-Owen offers a sensitive take on the idea of expressing and managing big emotions. Skilled use of fine-lined drawings is further enhanced by judicious use of color. . . . Roaring good naptime fare.”—Kirkus Reviews